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Are you tired of going to the gym to work on the parts of your body that support your golf game? If so, you can follow the lead of Tour professionals like Gary Woodland, Trevor Immelman, and Sandra Gal by picking up some SuperFlex Bands. These bands can give your entire body a workout in addition to exercising specific body parts or muscle groups. The SuperFlex Bands immediately gained my interest when they were sent to THP for testing. Did they work for me? Check it out.

Did You Know?

SuperFlex for Golf was picked top 12 coolest items at the 2012 PGA Show.

From the Company

  • Improve strengthening and toning
  • Increase stretching and flexibility
  • Increase speed, agility, and quickness
  • Develop explosion and plyometrics
  • Combines muscle strengthening and stretching techniques

Look
The SuperFlex Bands are numbered individually (1, 2, 3, 4.5, and 6) and have varying lengths and thicknesses, with the lower numbers corresponding to the lower resistance levels. Also, each band is a different color than the next to keep you from mixing them up during your training. The kit they come in includes two and something I’m going to call a ‘door adapter’, which you to place in between a door and the door jamb. These accessories provide some additional versatility to these already versatile bands. After watching the included instructional DVD that details how the bands are to be used, it was off to the gym; otherwise known as my living room floor.

Testing
My favorite kind of testing is the kind that doesn’t involve leaving the house, which is exactly what the SuperFlex Bands allowed me to do. Testing and working out in the comfort of my home? Done! For this review, I mainly focused on the resistance training that these bands offered and stayed away from the exercises that involved a lot of twisting and bending of the core muscles. I have no doubt that they work great, but I’m focused on low impact exercises and stretching at the moment.

Pictured below is one of my favorite stretches. It’s designed to do a couple of things: 1) stretch and flex the hamstrings and 2) create less tension on the lower back. By doing this stretch, you’ll increase flexibility and eliminate potential injuries to the hamstrings and back. I was able to do a variety of stretches using different numbered SuperFlex Bands. I found that the number 6 band was really good for one legged stretches and that the number 4.5 band was good for two legged stretches. Both stretches achieved the same goals as I listed above, but variety prevents boredom and encourages me to stick with an exercise program.

Another great exercise/stretch that the SuperFlex Bands can assist with is pictured below. While it works the core, it is still low impact and helps increase balance and stability, both of which are the basic building blocks to a good golf swing. For this particular exercise, I used either the number 1 or number 2 bands. It proved to be a great way to work the hamstrings and glutes, which can create tension in the lower back if they aren’t stretched out properly. Tension prevents you from turning easily and could potentially have a negative effect on your golf swing.

Working with these bands was easy and simple to do. By using the ‘door adapter’ I was able to turn my office door into the perfect place to exercise my back and arms. It offered stable and sturdy support and allowed me to do the exercises needed. The handles that come with the SuperFlex Bands are molded foam that easily fit into the palms of your hand, which eliminates hand tension and prevents you from tiring out your arms by squeezing too hard. These handles easily clip onto the band of choice and slide through the adapter, creating a whole new set of exercises for you to do.

Overall
The SuperFlex Bands retail for $79.95. There is a great deal of information on their website, www.superflexbands.com. I really enjoyed reviewing these bands, and as I continue to work with them, my training is becoming more advanced. They will be a part of my exercise regimen going forward and will definitely help increase my strength and flexibility. If your fitness begins to decline as the weather gets colder, I’d recommend trying them out. You might just find that you only have to worry about getting your swing in shape to start your next season.

T. Hanks

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  1. GrantD says:

    Nice job Todd. These look like they would be easy to travel with and get your workouts on the road.

  2. Ryan H. says:

    Loved that you showed off some if the exercises that worked best for you. Looks like a solid product. Thanks for the review, Todd.

  3. Cookie says:

    Nice review Todd! As someone that experiences some similar back issues as you, this has definitely peaked my interest. I have been doing some non-band stretching but could definitely see where I could get more out of it with these bands.

    Thanks for bringing this info to the people of THP!

  4. leiruagetro says:

    Nice job Todd! This looks like something worth investing in!

  5. Alan Lynn says:

    Been doing some general resistance band work lately as it is something my wife and I can do together. Cool that these more specifically focus on golf. I may have to check it out. Thansk for the review.

  6. Canadan says:

    Great review Todd!! Balance and stability are definitely areas I am interested in when it comes to off-season stretching.

  7. rghilljr says:

    Anything that will help me improve my game as well as my overall health….I am all for it! Great review….I hope there is a testing opportunity down the road for this!!!

  8. d_in_la says:

    80 bucks? Wow. I mean, great review and all, but is the quality of the superbands and the regimen worth it for that cost?

  9. Smallville says:

    This could really be good for you as you recover from your surgery, Todd. Looks like a decent product.

  10. Thain says:

    Neat stuff! Pretty expensive though.

  11. Robert Jacobson says:

    $80 seems like a lot for some rubber bands and a DVD

  12. War Eagle says:

    Great review Todd! High price tag, but I think a lot of folks would benefit from it.

  13. Damaikis says:

    Very good review. Like others have said though, that’s a lot of cash for resistance bands.

  14. Jman says:

    I’m a big believer in the flex/stretch bands as a whole, really like that these are all in one nice complete package though. There’s alot more in there than just bands. Well done review Todd!

  15. Freddie kong says:

    Nice review Todd. I’m a big fan of resistance training for the stretching and strength. Great for golf.

  16. Puttin4Bird says:

    Added strength and flexibility is something everyone could use! I love that these are easy to use and do not take up an entire room in the house. Thanks for the review Todd!

  17. bear4ever says:

    Good job Hanks! I use bands regularly for both stretching and strength building. They have been most valuable for me in my side core strength and shoulder mobility work. Thanks for your efforts!

  18. Jersey Nate says:

    Great review, Todd. It might be a bit more money than I’d spend, but these seem to be very easy to use.

  19. TripleBogieTim says:

    Nice Job Hanks, with my back issues I have been needing to do something like this,…very interesting…a little pricey though.

  20. Jjmorris says:

    Really like the portability. Would be interested in seeing some long term results if any.

  21. Playdough says:

    This is something I’m going to have to look into. Nice review Todd.

  22. I feel confident I have already achieved “SUPERFLEX”, so I will pass on this product. Thanks Todd.

  23. There is no doubt that I need to work on my body. I believe the better shape your muscles are in the better golf you will play. Thanks.

  24. McRock says:

    I’ve seen this product before and I’m glad you reviewed it here. Great review, and a true possibility for my winter workouts!

  25. ddxu says:

    I used these during my marathon training while I was on the road 4 days a week. They work great, allow you to exercise in your own hotel room, and take up very little room in your suitcase. Little expensive, but worth it if you stay committed.

  26. Sharkwrestler says:

    Looks like a great product Todd. Thanks for the review.

  27. Wicked Cool Bearded Man says:

    Very interesting Hanks. Nice review and thoughts man. Flexibility is one of the most overlooked aspects of golf IMO.

  28. Kirby says:

    Thanks for the review. You mentioned watching the DVD then doing the exercises. Does the DVD have a program/routine for you to follow or simply just show you how to properly do the routines?

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